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Politics of Wednesday, 7 June 2023


Politics in Nigeria is not for poor people – Ogunlewe speaks on Senate Presidency race

Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe

Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that politics in Nigeria is not meant for the poor.

The former Minister of Works and Housing made the comment when he appeared in an interview on Arise Television’s Morning Show program on Wednesday.

He was speaking on the politics surrounding the race for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly.

“As I said how many years ago, Nigeria politics is not for the poor. No matter how much you describe it, it’s for the rich. If you don’t have enough funds, just don’t come into politics; you will never get through. And that is the truth. So a poor man can’t say, I am a senator or a poor person can’t say, I want to be the President of the Senate.

“How does it work out? You must be able to stand very solid to be able to play politics in Nigeria; very very solid.

“There’s nobody who is going to be a Senator today who will be a poor person. They are not poor,” Ogunlewe said.